I'm steadily continuing on my
and today I'm sharing the first item on my list, the pink stripe pleated top. The pattern for this blouse is
, View D. I used the pattern
with yellow polka dot fabric. I love the pleats at the neck, the swingy shape, curved hem and open back.
Last week, I said that I had finished all of my striped pieces but low and behold I had one more! I bought this fabric from the
. It was love at first sight for this pink and navy striped Japanese cotton. The fabric is not your traditional printed cotton. It's kind of like a woven ribbon. The more I worked with it the more I realized how delicate this fabric is. I was very careful not to snag the fabric. I'm a little worried that the fabric will pill so I'm planning to just hand wash the fabric and treat it with extra care. Isn't it a beautiful fabric though? And so unique.
Simplicity 1661 is very easy to make both the tie-neck and the stand up color. I highly recommend it and would even consider making it again.
The top is pretty loose on top so it works best paired with fitted bottoms. Here I've paired it with:
DIY Braided Fabric Bracelet (Check out my tutorial here.)
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